Today I will be part of a talk in the Peltz Room Gallery along with the artists Victoria Ahrens and Victoria Arney, exploring the concept of memory and ruin of the exhibition and in my artwork.
The Day Remains refers to an inversion of the title of the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains of the Day, 1989), in which he uses the structural devices of memory and perspective to interweave past and present in the subtle nuances of unspoken relationships. Here, the vestiges of memory and place are subtly turned on their head as their quiet marks belie their extraordinariness. The traces left behind by an abstract memory, the vestiges of a forgotten narrative, the fragments of a suggested landscape, or the imprint of marks left behind, emerge in the work on show and create understated connections. This exhibition traces each artist's treatment of the theme, in order to present a provocative and challenging visual exploration of the notion of what remains of our fragmentary remembrances of the everyday.